I was wanting a gift for my Husband for our 40th Anniversary, and thankfully came across Carolyn's site. This lady is truly gifted, catching the essence of the woman she shoots even when she has only just met her. The beautiful finished book, I proudly gave to my Husband in Hawaii, knowing that this experience was also very much a gift to myself and he loved it! Thank-you Carolyn for turning a nervous idea into a wonderful experience! I highly recommend any woman to place their self in your hands for a Boudoir experience!
I thank-you for the experience & I hope you understand that you touch those that you photograph, even for the short time period in an extraordinary way with your insight, gentleness, kindness as well as your talent!
You are rare soul.
It’s been 8 days since we received the photo book. You would think I’ve looked at it once or twice. Or maybe 8 times. But no. I probably have looked at the photos a hundred times!
I can’t THANK YOU enough for all that you have done -- painting my belly, the beautiful photos of my painted belly and the precious photos of our 6-day old baby! As you know, it took us a long time to have her. The photo book served, in part, as a celebration of our little one’s arrival as well as a keepsake of this life-changing chapter in our family.
Your painting on my belly captured my longing for my home and the warmth and beauty of the tropics. I’m so happy that I decided to have my pregnant belly painted! At first, I felt shy and awkward in front of the camera. However, through your easy-going ways, you made me feel comfortable in no time.
The photos of my daughter are priceless! You made sure there were diverse pictures -- from cute ones to images of family, love and human connection.
Beyond the artwork and photos, working with you was a joy! You listened to our ideas and suggested your own to make the photo book the best that it could be. You are not only a naturally talented artist, you are also a wonderful human being with a lot of kindness, empathy and generosity of spirit.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
" The hardest part for me was getting up the nerve to do one of these (boudoir shoots) but I have never regretted it. Carolyn made me feel beautiful and I just kept reminding myself during the shoot why I was doing this. The end result blew me away. It was so worth it!"
emotional Christmas day email from the same beautiful lady...
"Good morning and Merry Christmas!
Just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know what a big hit the book was. He got all teary eyed and every few minutes he comes up and gives me another kiss and thanks me for the book. He says its the best gift ever.
Love Love Love
Thank you so much for helping to make it such a great day!"
When I first stumbled across Carolyn’s (Barefootbutterfly Studio's) Facebook page, I was immediately in awe of her work. Her passion and creativity was evident in everything she did...nails, face/belly/body painting, photography...even refinishing old furniture! I knew after seeing some of Carolyn’s boudoir shoots that I wanted to do one for my husband...the perfect gift for our 5 year anniversary. While feeling excited, I was also a bit terrified. I’ve always been a bit self-conscious, especially in front of the camera. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I was during the photo shoot. Carolyn’s fun yet professional character was everything I needed to feel confident and most of all BEAUTIFUL! When I saw the completed album, it took everything in me to fight back the tears. I couldn’t believe the woman in the photos was me!!! My husband’s reaction receiving the album was priceless! He loved every aspect of it and was impressed with its quality and presentation. I believe his exact words were “this is exceptional!”
I would recommend Carolyn to any and everyone!!! She is amazingly talented and clearly LOVES what she does. Her artistry is impeccable as is her attention to detail. I am so thankful to have chosen her for this special occasion.
Thank you Carolyn...you are a true artist at heart!!!
~ Leanne Bishop
I decided to do a boudoir photoshoot to give to my husband the night before our wedding. I've never been very confident with my body but figured id try and see how it goes. Carolyn made me feel and look so beautiful that it completely took the nerves away. During the whole shoot, I never once questioned how I was looking or if any angle was making me look bad. She was so encouraging and knew exactly what to do to accentuate the things I liked about myself. I left feeling confident and sexy. When I gave the book of pictures to my husband he was so excited he couldn't stop smiling. He loved every picture!! Any nerves I felt before that were totally worth his reaction looking through them. Thank-you to Carolyn for giving us such a great, unique gift!
My friend Carolyn took my photos one sunny Saturday afternoon in the comfort & PRIVACY of her own home
Her studio name is Barefootbutterfly Studio & besides taking photo's she is also a nail tech & a skilled artist.
She will literally paint anything (free hand) you request anywhere.....
your nails, your purse, your shoes, your belly,
yes your pregnant belly!
She's a great gal & did a great job (as she promised) of making this old gal feel pretty fab : ) ~ Ms Mary
Hi Carolyn! Thank-you so much for taking the time to shoot photo's of our brand new little man when he was only six days old! You were so patient dealing with him, along with our three year old, and the pictures turned out fabulous! We love them and
can not wait to display them for everyone!
They are precious to us and something we can keep to remember his first week for years! ~ Tanya R